Join or leave a class as a co-teacher

This article is for teachers.

A teacher can invite you to teach their class as a co-teacher. As a co-teacher, you can perform most teacher tasks after you join. However, primary teachers and co-teachers have different permissions in Classroom.

What can I do as a co-teacher?

As a co-teacher, you can do the same tasks as the primary teacher, except you can't delete a class, remove the primary teacher, or mute another teacher in the class.

Respond to an invitation to co-teach

If you’re having trouble being added to a class, contact your admin. If you’re not in the same domain, they might need to update your domain's class membership settings

Tip: You can quickly accept or decline the invitation to co-teach by tapping the link in the email invitation.

To respond from Classroom: 

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. On the class card, tap Accept or Decline.

    Note: If you're a student in the class, tapping Decline doesn't remove you from the class.

Share files with the primary teacher before leaving a class
In the class Google Drive folder, the primary teacher can access all the files you created in the class. If you want to share other files, such as notes or an attendance sheet, you can add them to the class Drive folder. Students can’t view the files or folders unless you share them.
  1. Tap Classroom ""
  2. In the top-left corner, tap Menu "".
  3. Scroll down and tap Classroom folders "".
  4. Tap the Drive folder for your class.
  5. In the lower-right corner, tap Add ""and thenchoose an option:
    • To upload a file, tap Upload ""and thentap the file.
    • To add a folder to the class Drive folder for your files, tap Folder "".
      After you create the folder, you can upload your files to it.
    • To scan a hard copy for upload, tap Scan ""and thentake a photoand thentap Done "".
  6. (Optional) To rename any of your files or folders:
    1. Next to the file or folder, tap More ""and thenRename.
    2. Enter a name and then tap Rename to confirm.  
Leave a class as a co-teacher

If you leave a class you co-teach, you can't open it again unless you're re-invited or enrolled as a student in the class. If you own the class Drive folder, you need to make another teacher in the class the folder’s owner before you leave the class. For details, see Make someone else the owner of your file.

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Choose an option:
    • On the class you want to leave, tap More ""and thenLeave class.

    • Tap the classand then People ""and thennext to your name, tap More ""and thenLeave class.

  3. Tap Leave class to confirm.

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